English as a Second Language (ESL)

Program Duration

  • 9 a. – 12 p.m. (Monday – Thursday)
  • 17 instructional days

Elementary Summer Program Description

  • Program Goal: Students will increase their English proficiency with regular classroom practice and related activities.
  • The summer ESL elementary program will extend the language instruction that students received during the school yea Students will continue to learn about American culture and traditions as they expand their everyday vocabulary and interact with other non-native English speakers. All four communicative domains—reading, writing, speaking, and listening—are emphasized in daily activities designed to challenge and encourage young English language learners.

Target Grade Level(s)

Three classes: grades K – 1, 2 – 3 and 4 – 5

Student Identification Criteria

These classes are intended for students who were at English Language Proficiency levels 1 or 2 for the preceding school year. Those at levels 3 or above should be placed into the regular (non-ESL) summer program with support from ESL teachers provided to regular summer program teachers.

Secondary Summer Program Description

  • Program Goal: Students will increase their knowledge of post-secondary options with targeted emphasis on college and career readiness pathways.
  • This secondary summer program experience is designed to assist English Language Learners in exploring the college and career pathways available to them after graduation. Students will learn about coursework and extra-curricular activities that can help them prepare for post-secondary study.
  • Students will be made aware of the financial aid and the college admissions processes. They will be exposed to career opportunities that may be available to them after graduation with an emphasis on coursework pathways to prepare them for entry into the workforce.

Target Grade Level(s)

One class: grades 7 – 10

Student Identification Criteria

These classes are intended for students who were at English Language Proficiency levels 2.5 or higher for the preceding school year.